As we get older we forgot what it is to go out and play. One of the things I have really enjoyed as a parent is the way my kids pull me back into their world. This has been a easy process with my youngest.
Dad come play with us?
I just have to remind myself when I am tired or on my phone that it’s worth it to take a moment and play with my kids. With my oldest this has been more of a challenge. With a kid on the spectrum you need to find out what interests them and meet them there or find something that interests you and work a little harder. I am currently working on building a swing set myself. When I rode past this I felt a bit sad just because I saw the abandoned swing and I know it will probably be taken down.
When your child comes up to ask “can you play with me” is your swing broken?